Jeff Gordon had a seesaw race in the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, but he ended the afternoon with a solid seventh-place finish. He climbed to 10th in the standings and gave his team a little cushion of 12 points over the round two cutoff entering Dover International Speedway.
On Sunday when Jeff Gordon takes the green flag, he will break a tie with former Hendrick Motorsports teammate Ricky Rudd and set the record for most consecutive starts in NASCAR history with 789.
Jeff Gordon posted the third fastest lap in Chicagoland Speedway’s second practice session with a speed of 181.830 mph. This is reinforced by his speed on Friday, which was good enough to allow him to line up 10th on the grid for the MyAFibRisk.com 400.
On Sunday when Jeff Gordon (No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet SS) takes the green flag at Chicagoland Speedway, he will tie former Hendrick Motorsports teammate Ricky Rudd for most consecutive starts in NASCAR history with 788.
Jeff Gordon finished in the top 10 for the first time in the last five races of 2015 when he crossed under the checkers seventh in the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
Jeff Gordon was too aggressive on his first lap during the second round of qualification for the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway and lines up 23rd Saturday night.
As Jeff Gordon races on tracks for the last time in his career, he inevitably becomes part of the story line. He will roll off the grid fifth for his final Cheez-it 355 at the Glen and was strong enough to contend for the pole.
Jeff Gordon posted the fastest single lap in the final practice for the Cheez-it 355 at the Glen. His top speed was 127.333 mph, which was set early in the session.
Jeff Gordon was running just outside the top 10 with one lap remaining in the Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway, but as drivers ran out of gas in front of him, he advanced to third at the checkers.
Jeff Gordon has struggled throughout the weekend at Pocono Raceway. He posted only the 21st-fastest time (173.842 mph) in Saturday mornings session for the Windows 10 400 and was 15th (172.891) on the final practice speed chart with 15 minutes remaining.
For the first time since April, Jeff Gordon earned three consecutive top-10s at Daytona International Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, and New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He finished ninth in the 5-Hour Energy 301.
While Clint Bowyer was attempting to leave the garage, he ran into the back of Jeff Gordon’s car. Significant damage was sustained by the No. 24 and it will probably cause him to miss the remainder of the morning session. Bowyer should be able to return to the track.
Jeff Gordon failed in his final bid to win a race at Kentucky Speedway—the only Cup track on which he has competed without a victory.
Kentucky Speedway is the only track visited by NASCAR on which Jeff Gordon has not yet won, which means a victory there must be on his bucket list for this week before he retires at the end of the 2015 season.